Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey - ADVISABLE

Carols and Chaos by Cindy Anstey, 317 pages. Swoon Reads (Feiwel and Friends), 2018. $11. 9781250174871.

Language: G (0 'F'); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (kidnapping, related beating)



Kate Darby is a Ladies Maid at Shackleford Park who has taken an interest in the visiting valet, Matt Harlow. As the two become entangled in the mystery of a missing footmen, their fascination with each other grows. As Christmas festivities abound, the two young servants will be throw together in an adventure from which they will be lucky to come out of alive!

Any fan of Downton Abbey will immediately take a liking to this novel set in 19th century England. The upstairs/downstairs dynamic is there, the interesting characters are there and the clean language is a plus. Overall the story itself was fairly predictable and as the story reached its climax I still found myself getting a bit bored. I am quite positive, however, that this will be a big hit with teenage girl readers--bonus points for it being a holiday story, as well.

Reviewer: TC

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